“Instead of spending our entire budget on custom cabinetry we opted to remove our cabinet doors and freshen up the space with a few coats of bright white paint,” says Gill. The open shelving provides an aesthetically pleasing view of, and instant access to, all of the family’s daily essentials.
Paring down to the essentials makes it simple to maintain a neat and tidy kitchen. By ditching all chipped and mismatched plates, bowls, and mugs, and investing in durable ceramics and glassware, GillÂ created a uniform and streamlined aesthetic. “We stock, and display, only eight of each itemâ€”so we have everything we need at armâ€™s reach, but nothing more,” she explains.Â